Friday, November 28, 2008

Inspiration: I met the Walrus

Back in 1969, 14-year-old Beatles fan Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto. Armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, Levitan convinced Lennon to do an interview. 38 years later, director Josh Raskin created an animated film using Levitan's original interview recording.

Written directed and animated by Josh Raskin
Pen illustrations by James Braithwaite
Computer illustration by Alex Kurina

Love the combination of Barithwaite's 'yellow submarine-ish'pen + ink drawing with victorian ad cuts, newspaper articles and photographs.
Also love how Raskin animates the character of Jerry Levitan solely by opening his mouth like an old fashioned marionette.
A lesson in less is more.
Beautiful and witty.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Work: Prints

I've been silk screening up a storm this weekend.
Love being with my squeegee and ink.
Completed a 3rd edition of my underwood typewriter
and printed 2 new pieces Birdie and Eloise shoe.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Work: Aries girl

This is an illustration I just finished for a book I'm working on.
It's published by Penguin Books and will be released in the Spring.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008